First off, yes...there is such a thing as a black lesbian jew...i may be the only one...but I exist (lol). What I remember about the civil rights movements are the facts that there were multiracial, peaceful, about equality. What they were NOT were parties and/or parades. Civil rights are serious business, it's not for entertainment. For that reason, I do not attend gay pride parades. I really can't fathom how drag queens dancing on floats, men with the butts hanging out of leather chaps have to do with equality. That is for entertainment. In that case, throw a block party or street fair...don't call it gay pride. Gay pride is a loving relationship, paying taxes, observing the Sabbath with my family, going to Tots-N-Torah with my children, having Sunday dinner with my parents, sending my children to a Jewish Day School., voting, looking out for my neighbor, supporting gay, black, and Jewish businesses, reading Haaretz as well NTouch Magazine (a gay publication). To me being Gay is as natural as breathing, it is not a "status" it is what I am. I long for my family to be recognized as valuable, as "legal" and I have to believe that the more people are exposed to my family, the more they will see Gay as not threatening to them or their values. In the end we share the same values and loves: God, Family, Israel. As long as Gay Pride parades encourage people to see us as "the other" in search of sex, drugs, and rock and roll...then we will continue to have commentaries and opinions such as this one.
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from the article: Keep gay pride in the bedroom